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Tanglewood OPERA GALA PROGRAM Begins 8/26Tanglewood OPERA GALA PROGRAM Begins 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

On Saturday, August 26, at 8 p.m. soprano Kristine Opolais and bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel join BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for an evening of opera and song,including Act II of Puccini's Tosca. In addition to Ms. Opolais in the title role and Sir Bryn as Scarpia, the Tanglewood Festival performance of Tosca will feature tenor Russell Thomas as Cavaradossi, bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel as Scarpia, tenor Matthew DiBattista as Spoletta, and baritone Douglas Williams as Sciarrone (in his BSO debut). Ms. Opolais and Sir Bryn recently performed Tosca in concert together at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on July 4, 2017, under conductor Gareth Jones. (more...)

BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons Returns to Tanglewood, 8/19-27 to Lead Four ProgramsBSO Music Director Andris Nelsons Returns to Tanglewood, 8/19-27 to Lead Four Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

One of Tanglewood's most popular summer traditions, John Williams' Film Night, takes place on Saturday, August 19. Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams shares the podium for this performance with BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, who will lead the first half of the concert, including music from classic cinema scores by (more...)

Huntington Theatre Announces LENNY & STEVE A Tribute Concert 9/18Huntington Theatre Announces LENNY & STEVE A Tribute Concert 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Olivier Award winner, West End and Broadway star, and director of the Huntington's Merrily We Roll Along, Maria Friedman brings her critically acclaimed solo show Lenny & Steve: The Music of Bernstein & Sondheim to the Huntington for a one-night only concert event on Monday, September 18 at 7:30pm, accompanied by her longtime collaborator, musical director and pianist Jason Carr. This special cabaret will take place at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale and start at $25. (more...)

Lyric Opera Announces Casting for Spring Run of FELLOW TRAVELERSLyric Opera Announces Casting for Spring Run of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lyric Unlimited has†announced casting for the Chicago premiere of Fellow Travelers. Tenor Jonas Hacker and baritone Joseph Lattanzi will sing the lead roles of Timothy Laughlin and Hawkins Fuller, two men who fall in love during the height of the McCarthy era in 1950s Washington D.C. Devon Guthrie will sing the role of Mary Johnson, Hawkins's assistant and Timothy's confidante. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 SeasonTickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Tickets go on sale today for the Met's Emmyģ and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series' 2017-18 season, which begins on October 7 with the company's new production of Bellini's Norma. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

21C Media Group has announced highlights from its 2017-18 selection of opera, vocal and choral music, featuring concerts, special events, broadcasts and recordings. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Andris Nelsons Leads the BSO in Act II of TOSCA 8/26Andris Nelsons Leads the BSO in Act II of TOSCA 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

???????On Saturday, August 26, Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons will lead the orchestra in Act II of Puccini's Tosca, featuring soprano Kristine Opolais in the title role, along with bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel as Scarpia. The performance will also feature tenor Russell Thomas as Cavaradossi; tenor Matthew DiBattista as Spoletta, and baritone Douglas Williams as Sciarrone (in his BSO debut). The Opera Gala program will also feature songs and arias from composers including Smetana, Dvo?Šk, and Mozart. Ms. Opolais and Sir Bryn recently performed Tosca in concert together at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on July 4, 2017, under conductor Gareth Jones. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington This FallEden Espinosa Joins MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances will run September 8 - October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

James Levine to Conduct TOSCA Next Season at the Metropolitan OperaJames Levine to Conduct TOSCA Next Season at the Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

James Levine will conduct the Met's new production of Puccini's†Tosca†next season, replacing Andris Nelsons, who has withdrawn. (more...)

BWW Feature: HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson at Mormon Tabernacle ChoirBWW Feature: HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson at Mormon Tabernacle Choir
by Blair Howell - Jun 30, 2017

With its guests soloists, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has sung everything from Broadway ballads to African-American spirituals, and from the Great American Songbook and opera to Swedish folk music. (more...)

BWW Opera Preview, Part II: Hot Time, Summer Outside the CityBWW Opera Preview, Part II: Hot Time, Summer Outside the City
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 30, 2017

Who needs an excuse to leave NYC in the blistering days of summer? It's especially true if you head north to some of the bucolic opera and vocal venues within driving distance. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast ChangesMetropolitan Opera Announces Cast Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut in the Met's new production of Puccini's Tosca next season replacing Kristine Opolais, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. The Met looks forward to welcoming Ms. Opolais back in future seasons. The company is grateful to the Vienna State Opera for releasing Ms. Yoncheva from a previous commitment. (more...)

Zachary Nelson, Leah Crocetto, Marjorie Owens and More Set for George London Foundation for Singers' 2017-18 SeasonZachary Nelson, Leah Crocetto, Marjorie Owens and More Set for George London Foundation for Singers' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971. (more...)

Mormon Tabernacle Choir's New Album with Angela Lansbury, Santino Fontana & Brian Stokes Mitchell Snags #1 on Billboard Classical Crossover ChartMormon Tabernacle Choir's New Album with Angela Lansbury, Santino Fontana & Brian Stokes Mitchell Snags #1 on Billboard Classical Crossover Chart
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square today announced that their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends, took the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Classical Crossover chart, marking the 12th time that an album from 'America's Choir' has earned the top honor. The album also took the no. 2 spot on the Classical Overall chart. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTIONPittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler's groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection," as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4. (more...)

Final Week Offer For CAROUSEL Starring Alfie Boe and Katherine JenkinsFinal Week Offer For CAROUSEL Starring Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

After touring to every corner of the world, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is now heading into London's West End from September 2017, playing at the Lyric Theatre for a special four-month season.†Book tickets here from £25 (more...)

MasterVoices Announces Establishment of The Roger Rees Fund for Musical TheaterMasterVoices Announces Establishment of The Roger Rees Fund for Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) announces the establishment of The Roger Rees Fund for Musical Theater,†honoring the late stage, film and television actor Roger Rees and celebrating the company's long, warm and fruitful artistic collaboration with him. † (more...)

Angela Lansbury, Santino Fontana, Brian Stokes Mitchell Featured on Mormon Tabernacle Choir's New AlbumAngela Lansbury, Santino Fontana, Brian Stokes Mitchell Featured on Mormon Tabernacle Choir's New Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square announced today the launch of their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends to be released on May 12th, which features some of the world's top artists (more...)

World-Renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Release New Album Featuring Collaborations with Legendary Guest ArtistsWorld-Renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Release New Album Featuring Collaborations with Legendary Guest Artists
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's†Das Rheingold.†Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place†Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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